Mark Selden (born 1938)[citation needed] is a coordinator of the open-access journal The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, a senior research associate in the East Asia Program at Cornell University,[1] and Bartle Professor of History and Sociology at Binghamton University.[2] He graduated from Amherst College with a major in American Studies and completed a Ph.D. at Yale University in modern Chinese history.[3] He was a founding member of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars in the 1960s and for more than thirty years served on the board of editors of The Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (later Critical Asian Studies). He is also the editor of book series at Rowman & Littlefield, Routledge, and M.E. Sharpe publishers.


A specialist on the modern and contemporary geopolitics, political economy and history of China, Japan and the Asia Pacific, his work has addressed themes of war and revolution, inequality, development, regional and world social change, and historical memory.

Selden's works include:

Personal life

Mark Selden was married to Japanese-born scholar and translator Kyoko Iriye Selden (1936–2013) until her death. They had three children.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Something Completely Different with Mark Selden". UCLA International Institute. 2008-02-19. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05.
  2. ^ Barlow, Tani E. (2008-05-26). "Responsibility and Politics: An Interview with Mark Seldon".
  3. ^ Nakano, Koichi (2002-11-05). "Sophia-AGLOS Talk: Prof. Mark Selden". H-Net.
  4. ^ See H-Net review.
  5. ^ A long critique of this work can be found here:
    William Hinton: Through a Glass Darkly: U.S. Views of the Chinese Revolution. Monthly Review Press, 2006. ISBN 1-58367-141-2 / ISBN 1-58367-142-0.
  6. ^ "Selden Memorial Translation Prize 2022 | Department of Asian Studies". Retrieved 2023-09-18.
  7. ^ "Kyoko Selden Obituary (2013) - New York, NY - New York Times". Retrieved 2023-09-18.